The 2013 Jeep Compass returns mileage figures that might be a little disappointing. Or they may not; it does depend on your point of reference.
It may be a bit surprising to some shoppers that a vehicle this compact only returns mileage figures soundly in the 20s. Only for 2013 Jeep has eked a little more highway mileage out of its five-speed manual model, managing 30 mpg on the highway, but that's the best it gets. EPA City ratings range from 20 to 23 mpg.
With 4WD and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package, the Compass gets a miserable 20 mpg city, 23 highway—that's on par, or even worse, than some much larger SUVs with more space and serious towing ability.